Polly Mackenzie

CEO at Demos

Polly talks passionately about the future of the internet. Her experience in the British Government has given her deep insights in the societal pitfalls of digitalisation. She is not a digital pessimist, but she does believe that our public institutions need to make drastic changes in order to comply with the digital age.

Polly started her career as a business journalist. In  2004 she became a Policy Adviser on housing and local government for Edward Davey MP. She then worked for Nick Clegg from 2006 to 2015, helping to write the 2010 Coalition Agreement, and serving as Director of Policy to the Deputy Prime Minister from 2010-15.

After leaving Government, Polly established the operations of the Women’s Equality Party, and then went on to found the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, a charity working to break the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems.

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